Grand Cru Winter Reserve | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Grand Cru Winter ReserveGrand Cru Winter Reserve

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by stirgy on 09-14-2002

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Photo of mattgreger
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a deep golden color. with very thin white head.Though this brew had a small head, it took quite some time for this head to fade. It also left very thick lacing on the glass.

The aroma on this brew has a bit of fruit to it. I can detect a bit of apples and some citrus. There is a nice touch of light malts present as well. I can detect a nice grouping of spices and hops as well, and in the finish in the end aroma is a touch of yeasty breadiness.

The taste is very much like the aroma as well. There is a nice mild belgian yeast profile to this brew. Its not overpowering, and blends well with the fruits that I detected in the aroma. This brew has a beautiful malty and fruit presense that gives this brew a great flavor. There is also mild hops presense in there as well, which gives this brew a nice balance.

The mouthful on this brew is nice and crisp and oh so smooth. It has a nice medium body, with a nice medim carbonation and a nice, crisp, clean finish. The after-taste on this brew is nice and sweet.

Drinkability on this brew is quite decent. Its goes down pretty easily, which is impressive this with this style of brew. If you never drank belgian style brews, this is a great brew to begin with. Its a great representation of the brew, without being overpowering like many other brews in the style. A great brew.

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Photo of yen157
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golded beer with sticky white head that unfortunately went away too quickly. I could see little yeasties floating around in this otherwise fairly clear beer. Fruity ester aroma but with a hint of something very wrong, almost like cheese. This off smell didn't take away from the experience because it was only there if you really were paying attention to the aroma, however some points were docked. If I weren't rating it I may not have even noticed the smell. Delicate malt sweetness throughout and some caramel malt flavor before finish. Spicy, peppery hops followed by some alcohol at the end.
Seems like the folks at Flying Fish had Duvel in mind when they set out to make this one.

Very enjoyable beer to drink

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Grand Cru Winter Reserve from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 571 ratings.
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